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Penne Pasta with Bacon and Pan-Roasted Tomatoes Brûléed Plums with Sweetened Sour Cream

Recipe selected from the eMeals Quick & Healthy Family Plan.

Penne Pasta with Bacon and Pan-Roasted Tomatoes

Serves 6


  • 8 oz whole wheat penne pasta
  • 8 slices center-cut bacon
  • 1 Tbsp jarred minced garlic
  • 2 pints multicolored grape tomatoes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp; drain bacon, reserving 2 Tbsp drippings in skillet. Break bacon into large pieces.
  3. Add garlic to hot drippings; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes are about to burst. Add wine; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in basil.
  4. Combine pasta, bacon, and tomato mixture; sprinkle each serving with cheese. Garnish with additional basil leaves, if desired.

Brûléed Plums with Sweetened Sour Cream

Serves 6


  • 6 plums, halved
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 6 Tbsp reduced-fat sour cream


  1. Preheat broiler. Place plums, cut sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; sprinkle with 3 Tbsp sugar.
  2. Broil 2 minutes or until sugar is melted and beginning to brown.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together sour cream and 1 Tbsp sugar. Serve plums with sour cream mixture.



Nutritional Information

Main Side Total
Servings 6 6
Calories 276 98 374
Servings 6 6 12
Calories 276 98 374
Fat (g) 10 2 12
Sat. Fat (g) 4 1 5
Protein (g) 13 2 15
Carb (g) 32 19 51
Fiber (g) 5 1 6

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